by Laura Kimberley
Women’s Little Miss Naughty running vest – £24.95
They say – Let the naughtiness run out with your Little Miss Naughty Running Vest. This exclusive design has been created for our female fans, offering a tongue-in-cheek alternative to standard running vests while retaining all features you’d expect from a premium running product. Whether you’re a professional, an amateur or you participate in timed events, this vest is perfect for you. Our exclusive Mr Men license means you won’t get this product anywhere else.
* Stand out from the crowds with a retro, professional and high quality design.
* Made from the highest quality 140gsm Aerolite Wicking Fabric, keeping you dry and comfortable.
* A SecondSkin construction moves smoothly against your skin, reducing friction and uncomfortableness.
* Made from a soft and stretchy fabric with breathable panels, offering a superb range of motion, good ventilation and a comfortable fit.
* Fade-free printing.
* Enhanced quick drying capabilities with our Qwick-Dri™ technology.
We say – This top has lovely, bright colours, is very soft and lightweight and the fit and detailing compliment the running tights very well. The online size guide made it easy to select the best size for me. I tend to shy away from very fitted running kit as I can be self-conscious about my shape but this top was very flattering and I didn’t feel as though it exposed every lump and bump. After several washes and spins in the tumble drier the colours were as vibrant as ever and the fabric has never faded. The fun design on this vest is eye-catching and it’s great for visibility at night and also for family members being able to spot you easily at events. I have worn this vest for gym workouts, training runs, race events and over a long sleeved base layer in the winter. It works beautifully with the matching running leggings or with a plain pair of bottoms for a slightly more understated look.
Women’s Little Miss Naughty running leggings – £31.95
They say – Introducing our brand new range of premium leggings, featuring the iconic print of Little Miss Naughty! Scimitar’s new range of funky retro leggings have been designed specifically for comfort, performance and to help you stand out from the crowd. Crafted with superior material to a professional standard with your comfort in mind, Scimitar’s Little Miss Naughty leggings are a high-end product available at an extremely affordable price. Finished in a subtle purple with an all-over design, you’re sure to stand out with these funky technical leggings! Not sure what size to get? Make sure you check the ‘Size Chart’ tab to confirm the best fit for you. Key Features:
* Funky leggings featuring an infamous Little Miss Naughty print.
* 100% technical polyester.
* Designed to be a supremely comfortable fit with room for maneuverability.
* Features a high waistband.
* Stretchy mesh panelling for breathability and comfort.
* Flat-lock seams to limit and reduce chaffing.
* Suitable for the gym, running, everyday use and comfortable enough to lounge in!
We say – This is my favourite piece of the kit by far. I loved, loved, LOVED these running tights and I wear them all the time with the matching vest or with a plain black top if I’m not trying to attract quite so much attention. I’m always a little sceptical when it comes to sizing with items like this as I tend to float between an high street 10 and 12 (I wish they made a size 11) so it’s always a bit of a worry ‘Will medium be too big or will Small be too small?’ I opted for a medium after looking at the size guide on the website and they fit beautifully. The material is soft and the high waistband ensures that any lumps and bumps are held neatly in place. The material is so light that I had a few little panic moments taking off my sweatpants before events and thinking ‘I hope I did actually put my leggings on!’ Despite the fabric being thin and lightweight, when I was running I was never cold (or too hot) so Scimitar’s claims that the fabric is breathable are bang on.
My only wish for these leggings is a drawstring in the waistband as I have found that if my weight dropped a bit and I was on the slightly smaller side they did start slipping down while I was running. I’m in no way ready to hand up these leggings even if they are now a tiny bit too big for me because the design is just so fabulous and literally everywhere I wear them (running club, parkrun, races, gym) I receive multiple compliments about them and how brilliant they are. The bright colours and cheerful character from the Mr Men/Little Miss series just seem to make people smile and as we all know smiles are contagious. It can be hard finding the motivation to get moving sometimes but when you’ve got a piece of kit that makes you feel happier just by putting it on it makes every bit of effort after that a little but easier and more enjoyable.